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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


Warehouse Safety Training: Consider Your Audience

Posted by Alex Stark on February 23, 2017

Warehouse Safety Training. Does your company live and breathe it or are you just meeting requirements? 

In our new “Safety in Logistics Operations” paper, we give you several ways to achieve a high-performance safety culture in your logistics operation. One way is to train incessantly and train well. Following are 7 tips to turn boring, OSHA-mandated training sessions into relevant, interactive – and maybe even FUN – classes. 

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety

Warehouse Automation Gaining Momentum

Posted by Alex Stark on July 07, 2016

If you’ve attended a material handling show lately, such as Modex, you’ll already have been presented with a future where robots replace people in the warehouse. It can seem very futuristic, over-ambitious and, frankly, prohibitively expensive.  But several factors are driving warehouse automation at an accelerating rate.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations

Training for Lean Warehouse Operations: Keep It Simple

Posted by Alex Stark on April 28, 2016

Running a lean logistics operation is a great goal. But, if you’re not careful, programs designed to increase efficiency can become weighed down with bureaucracy, adding time and cost to your efforts. A good example is Lean training.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations

The Problems with Lean Program Management

Posted by Alex Stark on January 21, 2016

Lean quality improvement programs can drive millions of dollars in value within your supply chain. But if you're not careful, lean program management can create bureaucratic barriers to getting the work done and realizing this value.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations

How "Lean" is your Lean Logistics Program?

Posted by Alex Stark on July 09, 2015

Lean logistics quality improvement programs have driven billions of dollars’ worth of value across corporate supply chains. But, if you’re not careful, these programs can become weighed down with bureaucracy --meetings, paperwork, reporting and budgets -- adding time and cost to your quality improvement efforts.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations

5 cost savings product distribution strategies.

Posted by Alex Stark on June 04, 2015


Has your consumer goods company altered product distribution strategies to drive down logistics costs?

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Topics: Warehouse Operations

Atlanta: Distribution Center Hub of the Southeast

Posted by Alex Stark on May 07, 2014

Metro Atlanta is home to over a dozen Fortune 500 and two dozen Fortune 1000 company headquarters. In addition, the city's central location in the Southeast makes it a perfect hub for Southeast product distribution

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Topics: CPG Logistics, Warehouse Operations

Inland Empire: Warehousing is King

Posted by Alex Stark on March 19, 2014

Fifty miles east of LA, a once sleepy area dominated by citrus groves and farms, is now the country's largest logistics distribution hub.  The barns and orchards have been replaced by warehouses.  Lots of them.  In fact, warehouse space in the region totals 1.1 billion square feet, and it's growing.
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Topics: Warehouse Operations